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Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

From the ice fields of Southern Patagonia to the Atacama Desert, Chile has one of the most diverse landscapes in South America. Explore all that this South American country has to offer with one of our tailor-made Chile holidays.

Let our travel experts help you with your trip to Chile. Our tailor-made packages are some of the best to get off the beaten track, whether that is canoeing around Patagonia, exploring Easter ...

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TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

TAILOR-MADE

Classic Chile

This is a 'classic' trip of Chile's top natural highlights and landscapes including Patagonia, the Lake District and the Atacama Desert, balancing tours and properties recommended for their excursions, with leisure time
12 days from £2,495
TAILOR-MADE

Chile In Style

Travel Chile in absolute luxury, staying in some of the world's most high-end and award-winning accommodations which offer exclusive trips to explore the Atacama Desert, Patagonia, the winelands and remote Chiloé Island
12 days from £6,380
TAILOR-MADE

Undiscovered Chile

Explore southern Patagonian Chile, away from the crowds, with this short active trip rafting, hiking and kayaking. The highlight is the impressive marble caves, not usually visited due to its remote location
10 days from £2,050
TAILOR-MADE

Chile and Argentina Waterfalls, Lakes, Wines and Deserts

Get a flavour for southern South American landscapes including sprawling deserts, bustling cities and world-class waterfalls. This is a luxury trip through some of the continent’s most iconic destinations, staying at some of its most exclusive properties
18 days from £10,245
TAILOR-MADE

Chile and Bolivia Desert Expedition

With a focus on the iconic Uyuni Salt flats that span Chile and Bolivia, this trip explores both sides and their surroundings, as well as taking advantage of some of the planet’s best astronomic observation in the Atacama Desert and the Elqui Valley
12 days from £4,725
TAILOR-MADE

Chile, Bolivia and Peru: Deserts, Lakes and Canyons

A truly remarkable trip for those wanting to dig deeper and spend longer exploring some of the most fascinating natural delights of South America and the Andes, making extraordinary border crossings at Lake Titicaca and the Atacama Desert and Uyuni Salt Flats
17 days from £5,105
TAILOR-MADE

Chile: Patagonia Antarctica Extension

Include a perfect extension to your once-in-a-lifetime Antarctic cruise by combining the remote, icy wilderness of Antarctica with the snow-capped peaks and dramatic glacial scenery of Chilean Patagonia.
6 days from £2,730
TAILOR-MADE

Wild Antarctica Fly Over the Drake Passage

Push the boundaries of the usual cruises with this 13-day luxury experience, by flying over the famous Drake Passage onto the Antarctic Peninsula to explore both east and west Antarctica aboard the premium Greg Mortimer
13 days from £9,450

HIGHLIGHTS OF CHILE

BEST EXPERIENCES

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas was founded by German colonists who settled on the shores of Llanquihue Lake in the mid-19th century. It became the centre of lake navigation and the port of departure ...

Santiago

The conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago de Chile in 1541. Leaving Cuzco, he travelled down the continent and fell in love once he gazed upon the valley at the point where the Mapocho and ...

Torres Del Paine

Designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978, the park embraces an area of extreme beauty that renders most visitors speechless. Thick Magellanic forests, barren pampa,...

Valparaiso

One of the country’s most important ports and home to Chile’s National Congress, Valparaiso is also one of the country’s most important centres for Chilean culture. A UNESCO ...

The Atacama Desert

This seemingly inhospitable area was first inhabited by the Atacameño people, who discovered the small oases scattered around and developed the area for farming, despite the landscape ...

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Ultra | Boutique Hotel

Awasi Lodge, San Pedro de Atacama

Unusual that such an upscale boutique lodge in the desert is right in the heart of San Pedro de Atacama, but this Relais & Chateaux property does everything its own way and that it does well. 12…
Luxury | Boutique Hotel

Casa Higueras Hotel, Valparaiso

The elegant boutique Casa Higueras hotel is close to the Paseo Yugoslavo and the Ascensor Peral, in the middle of Cerro Alegre that not only features attractive immigrant houses from the turn of the…
Luxury | Lodge

Explora Patagonia: Hotel Salto Chico, Torres Del Paine

A very luxurious base for exploring the national park, Explora Patagonia is an upmarket, all-inclusive lodge located inside the Torres del Paine National Park. The Explora group handpick excellent…
Premium | Hotel

Hosteria Las Torres Patagonia, Torres Del Paine

Actually located inside Torres del Paine National Park, Hotel Las Torres Patagonia offers a truly privileged experience. Accommodation is either offered with breakfast or on an all-inclusive basis. The…
Premium | Hotel

Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas, Puerto Varas

This huge chalet was strategically constructed on the perfect spot to afford sweeping views over Lake Llanquihue and the volcanoes of Osorno and Calbuco. Views can be enjoyed from the rooms, the…
Premium | Boutique Hotel

Le Reve Boutique Hotel, Santiago

Set in the tree-lined residential area of Providencia in Santiago, this 14-room boutique hotel is equally homey and stylish. Designed as a century-old, French-style manor, it has a charming courtyard…
Luxury | Boutique Hotel

The Singular Hotel, Santiago

If you want to enjoy the arts and culture of Santiago’s Lastarria Barrio from an elegant base, the five-star Singular hotel is your place. Located in the artistic hub of the city, the…
Luxury | Lodge

Tierra Atacama Lodge & Spa, San Pedro de Atacama

Consistently making the cut as one of the best “resorts” in South America, this is an elegant and high service lodge with comfort at every corner and style to spare. Rooms feature generous floor to…
Luxury | Boutique Hotel

Hotel AWA, Puerto Varas

True luxury on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, this 16-room boutique hotel with volcano and lake views is super stylish and perfectly located for favourable access to the national park and natural…

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WHEN TO GO

INSPIRATION

Meet the expert, Richard

Richard is our Latin America expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Richard by calling
1(833) 200-4640

Chile is about passion. Passion for wine, horses, wilderness and love. As immortal Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wrote, “If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Chile though you should be up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.  

Currency 

In Chile the official unit of currency is the Chilean Peso. To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

Although South Americans are very relaxed in comparison to people in other parts of the world, some places are very traditional and conservative, and your dress/behaviour should respect this. Public displays of affection are considered inappropriate. We also recommend taking the time to learn a little Spanish – manners are held in high regard and a few pleasantries in the local language are always appreciated.  You will find that the more effort you make to talk to people in their own language, the more rewarding your holiday experience will be.   

Language & Religion 

Spanish is the official language spoken in Chile and it is spoken nationwide. Very few people speak English and not all hotel and restaurant staff will do so either, so it is useful to have a basic grasp of Spanish before you travel. Chilean Spanish sounds slightly different to traditional Spanish as Chileans speak fast and their pronunciation is slightly altered.  

Time 

Chile is 4 hours behind GMT.A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

While Chile is unlikely ever to be known for its nationally sophisticated cuisine, there have been notable signs of improvement in recent years, particularly in Santiago and other areas visited by international tourists. The capital has a wide range of options for eating out, with excellent vegetarian restaurants to hearty, good-value grills. However, you can also find sushi, Indian, Middle Eastern, seafood and Peruvian restaurants.